Cotton is one of the main cash crops in Madagascar, along with vanilla and coffee. Better Cotton is grown around Tuléar in the Atsimo-Andrefana region. The first Better Cotton harvest took place in 2016.
Who grows Better Cotton?
In the 2018-19 cotton season, 663 licensed BCI Farmers produced 700 tonnes of Better Cotton lint on 2,000 hectares.
Find out more about the success, challenges and key changes that happened in the 2018-19 cotton season in the Better Cotton Country Snapshots.
Who are BCI’s Implementing Partners in Madagascar?
BCI’s Implementing Partners are Conseil Coton and TianliAgri.
When is cotton grown in Madagascar?
Cotton is sown from December to February and harvested from April to July.
Story from the Field
“Through our BCI training, we’ve also learnt that trees help biodiversity flourish. Farmers should plant fruit trees around their fields to produce fruits and create some shade. This also enhances biodiversity in and around our farms and can lead to increased yields and profits.”